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    September 23, 2010
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with several homes, but the extreme amount of fire, it went to three alarms with 120 firefighters on the scene. and like you said, the damage was sustained at a single- family home. >> only one person received minor injuries. we also heard reports that firefighters were going door to door to make sure that everyone is okay. >> right. >> we have evacuated. made sure we have an account for all the citizens in the area. there were two people that were treated for minor injuries. one minor burn and one cut. and 14 to 16 people have been displaced and they are being relocated to the community center. >> reporter: any cd how this happened -- any idea how this happen? >> no, that is under investigation by the city fire marshal. >> do you know where it started and which homes? >> reporter: yes, that's identified. >> reporter: was it the middle
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home? >> no, it went from one structure and the wind and the heat spread it house to house. and the heat was affected and the melding of the siding on the surrounding homes in the area. >> reporter: another part that i have been seeing, people with masks on, because even residence, they are covering their faces because the smell is so potent that the smoke is just sod baa -- so bad. but also the chemicals in the air right now. >> reporter: right, the vinyl siding, they have made a boundful, you know, product. and it sets off gases. and it should be self- eliminating over time. >> reporter: lastly, how long are you going to be here? are you cleaning up right now? >> the fire is contained. they are going to mop up the other fires right now. and to tell you about the investigation and to make sure that all of them are relocated. >> three homes destroyed. four others are damaged.
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you can see them still trying to figure out what caused the massive fire. no one injured. and a hand, minor injuries there, but right now, trying to figure out what caused this fire. live here in the city of manassas, surae chinn, 9news now. >> all right, thank you. >> this one in virginia. and they were saying there was no sign of the accelerant here. they are just not sure what caused a fire to kill anita brikman mother and two of her children. they are still on the story and peggy, we know that three other children survived. what do we know about them and how they are doing tonight? >> reporter: well, the twod older children, an 8-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, they are both fine tonight. and in fact, they could have been released from children's hospital. and the father, they did not want to leave, so they will all be released tomorrow. now, take a look. this is the burning house that
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the three children escape from. the older two jumped out of the two-story window. and their mom, she was able to drop the baby into the arms of a friend. she saved those three kids lives, but she could not save herself or her 5-year-old. the family is trying to keep up the spirits by focusing on the three children that survived. and there is no smoke in their lungs. they are healthy, they were up day-to-day. the baby is doing great right now. >> she has taken that up today. and tomorrow, they are going to discharge it. when you have heard about that. as soon as you get up. >> reporter: now outside a home that burns, a makeshift memorial. people are leaving flowers and
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also, collecting donations for the surviving children. we do have words from the fire department that the three who died, the two children and the mother, they all died of smoke inhalation. and we know more about that family friend. the nanny who was f catching the baby, still in the hospital with the tubes down that area. he will be fine. we're told. >> reporter: we're also told by the family that anderson was deemed evicted from his house here because she couldn't pay the bills. on monday, she had an appointment set up with the social worker that she was sick and couldn't make that appointment. she was going to be moving into a shelter for the time being to try to get her life back in order. but sadly that never happened and we know the tragic outcome then of being here. yesterday that is reported live. peggy fox, 9news now. >> thank you. in a little less than three hours, they will execute the first woman in nearly a century.
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she is being held at the the greensville correction center. and lewis was convicted in 2002 or of the 2002 october murders of the husband and the stepson. prosecutors say it was for the insurance money. and lewis' attorney said that she is mentally spared. they declined to intervene. >> the 33-year-old was arrested yesterday. striking her 8-year-old daughter with a belt to the back. they are reported at the child's elementary school. and the mother was released on $1,000 unsecured fund. michelle reed's fiance says she will have plenty of job offers if and when she leaves her post as chancellor dc schools. that's far more than what she had to say after meeting with the dc council chairman, vincent gray, the man who defeated her boss, mayor fenty
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in the democratic primary. bruce johnson was there when they ended their meeting, bruce? >> reporter: yes, lesli, it was the two of them. in a meeting that lasted one hour and 15 minutes. she didn't offer to resign after they are expecting to become mayor and they did not ask for her resignation. >> this is chancellor reed, after the meeting today. and to tell that to you earlier, this is not a decision- making meeting. >> we have not heard from the chons already since the primary. can you give us a decision as to what that is and you did not work with the chairman? >> you have campaigned for mayor fenty, your campaign lost, can you give us reactions to any of this? >> we didn't go that far as a
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discussion. and what is unclear is if it will be be before they take office in january and later. and gray is criticizing her management trial, her firing of some teachers. most of the supporters want her gone. reed's husband to be, former nba guard in sacramento mayor, kevin johnson, shows you what most of them believe is the national star acing among the education reformers. >> they will meet again in the next week or two, and they will figure out if this is the right fit to stay in dc and if they want that. everybody that you could panel, they want her to work for her or their organizations. and to show you the total options. i don't think that they are staying with npc. >> reporter: mayor johnson knocked out rumors after the two got married in a private
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ceremony. >> do you want to talk about the wedding? are you still singled? >> not married and not married yet. that's all i will say. i can't confirm anything else. i'll give you that. >> plus, no wedding band on. but back to the fiance, giving us more information than anybody today. and they have not ruled out staying in the gray administration. they have at least a decision as to whether or not to ask them or if they will meet again in the couple of weeks. >> we don't know much more going in. >> no, we don't. no one has made a decision. that's all we have. >> all right, thank you, bruce. new at 6:00, attorneys have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over a 2008 fatal crash on the bay bridge. john short died after swerving his tractor trailer to avoid hitting the oncoming car. the truck crashed through a jersey barrier and plummeted into the chesapeake bay, 30 feet below. their family has agreed to $100,000 settlement. he was only charged with traffic offenses.
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and police say that the 19-year- old's blood alcohol level was .03, too low to press criminal charges. all right, it is out of control. stink bugs, they are taking over. the experts are weighing in. and they say that all is not lost for the homeowners. more on that coming up after the break. but first, jobs, jobs, and more jobs. employers are hiring. find out where after the break. top? >> well, our first full day of fall. it felt like summer. here are the numbers now. 93 at nationals for the high. 93 at dulles. tieing your old mark once again. the record high today, 98. that's safe. we'll come back and talk about records that are not safe. we'll show you some video that you saw yesterday.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%.
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and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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they expect stores to employee up to 650,000 extra people for the holiday season. they will increase them by 65,000 and that is a slight increase from previous years. well, after this story aired last night in our 11 from maryland, viewers, they went to our website and they drove to share their own stink bug horror stories. the invasion is intensifying, and today, a virginia tech researcher says that the bumper crop of the brown bugs this year, appears to be much worse than last. and virginia cooperative extensions say that to be assure that while the bugs are a little annoying, it's not going to damage the home, but it will make a mess of your crops and your fruits. so coming up at 7:00, you'll see how the bugs are disrupting life in montgomery county. we've got some sweet neighborhood news for you. this saturday, wildfire is
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hosting a cupcake class for the whole family and our own jessica doyle will be co- hosting this with her daughter, sophia. it's at the wildfire in tyson's galleria. you can find your community in our where you live section. keep up with what's happening in the hood. got a story or a news tip? we want to hear from you. contact us and be a part of the wusa9.com scene. we're coming back with more news after the break. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross.
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we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right.
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party supporters. the plan calls for cutting $100 billion from the government programs, except the military. it would leave those bush era tax cuts in place for everyone. and it would repeal president obama's health care plan, replacing it with a smaller version. >> with this pleonal, republicans -- with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream as they drown in a sea of red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: republicans in congress called on democrats to join them in support of the plan. democrats essentially said yeah, don't hold can your breath. tonight at 11, it's different than last night. >> we were rocking and rolling. >> we had a little hail in some places. >> yes, we did. we showed you the picture yesterday on the storm. posting it on our website where you live. this video that they sent in for us, this is great, out in leesburg, where all the pictures originated from. and this is last night's storm, about 3:00 and 4:00.
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and it warranted the severe thunderstorm warnings. >> yes, it did. >> about quarter size hail. that'll do it. for us, next three days, one more day. like summer. and at least for the next three. 94 tomorrow. >> i know that you would love that. >> yes, here is the deal, lesli. if we hit 94 tomorrow, which we will, and they will bust 90 tomorrow. that will be the 66th day of the 90-degree weather. and the record all tieing for the number of the days and the 90-degree days or higher is only 67. >> if we're going to sweat, we might as well get something for it. >> all right. >> 94 for tomorrow, 85 on saturday. perhaps a shower or thunderstorm. the day will be isolated. they will occur after the game. and then cooler on sunday. clouds come in late. they stay dry. temperatures in the upper 70s, which by the way is where we should be for the time of the year. mid-70s to start. some upper 60s in the suburbs to start. but tomorrow is like a summer's day. we don't need a sweatshirt or the coat at the bus stop. 84 by lunchtime. for wow.
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94 in the high evening. mostly sunny skies. 89 right now at nationals. 91 manassas. 90 in leesburg. and still, 95 here in fredericksburg. now, for tonight, we're looking at, well, an isolated shower or thunderstorm. otherwise clear and mild. 64 to about 72. and the winds are southwest at 10. we'll show you the live doppler 9,000. we've got to look closely with me. it really is diminishing now. with a pretty good storm, running through about the leesburg area again, going into fairfax. for and now, everything is calming down. we'll zoom in. we'll go south of town, down towards the airport. just a couple of sprinkles around nationals. a couple of sprinkles around 35 and that's it. but remember, if row have our weather app, you can track this -- but remember, if you have our weather app, you can track this all the time. we'll talk about tomorrow morning. mostly sunny and very warm. 70s, 80s. winds are out of the southwest at 10. by the afternoon, winds will pick up. mostly sunny, breezy, hot. record highs are possible.
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high temperatures neither 95. winds are out of the southwest from 10 to 20. at this point, record highs are likely. where all the record highs for tomorrow. and now, nationals, 94. dulles, 92. both of which, they were set back in 1970. both of which, they are in jeopardy. and it will be our 66th day of the0-degree -- 90-degree weather or higher. on the two days of the 90- degree weather after tomorrow, we'll set a new record. why not? highs tomorrow, 94 in gaithersburg. 95 in college park. 94 in bowie. maybe even 96 in articlington and 93 -- arlington and 93 in sterling and reston. mid-90s tomorrow. then mid-80s on saturday. we're going in the right direction. upper 70s on sunday and monday. and some clouds, they come in on sunday. they should stay dry. looking at maybe some showers and thunderstorms on monday and tuesday. a little bit unsettled. temperatures are close to average. then a little warmer as we get into thursday, sunshine returns. low 80s again. >> low 80s.
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>> yes, this is true. >> all right, hey. dan caston is leaving? >> i know the nationals wanted for him. but if you think about how impossible his job was, taking a franchise from nowhere, building every element of it, kind of the tough gig to build. after five years, he has had enough of it. just why did he walk away as the nats president today? plus, the redskins, they get reenforcements for their games of the rams. and it is new colors for the wizards. more walking of the red. nine sports coming up. think about the internet.
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because the future has always been our business. at&t. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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stan caston is a baseball genius. offering 14 straight division titles with the braves. had he became the national's president five years ago, they thought he would produce the same magic here. but today, stan is leaving. announcing his resignation as the nats president today.
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a tenure providing five straight losing seasons. one that also rebuilt the team's infrastructure, improving the roster through the free agency and the draft. and his advice was often unheated by ownership. apparently, he's ready for a change. nats owner, ted learner, praising him tonight. saying he will always be an important part of the history to the nationals, winning their bid from major league baseball. his agreement to serve as the executive for the last five years has been critical to building the franchise. >> today, ryan zimmerman is out with sprained ribs. the 13th of the year. then if the many sixth, they are up again. and he drilled that down the line. as they score, all the way from first scores. they are about to win their third straight. leading 5-2 in the 7th. no offense to redskins safety, who got beat by all of them on the 4th and 10th play. in a perfect world, he would have never been in that game
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for the first place. moore should have been defending jobs on that play. but the redskins starting safety, they missed the first two games of the season, following knee surgery. well, he returned to practice yesterday. and today, declaring himself 100% healthy to play the rams on sunday. >> i can't wait to get out there for them. you know, to get that time and to get the status vote early. i just want to go out there and have fun, you know, like what i have been doing. >> he has a feel for the coverages, when to break. you know, you either have it back there when you do or you don't. he's a play maker. >> in other injury news, he was a no go the left tackle, what the heck. boy, it got dark at redskins practice today. never mind. in any event, it is time for the high school football once again. oh lord. you can do it. >> i know, we're rolling right along hire. did i mention that tomorrow night is the latest?
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here is the play of the game. it comes to somebody at st. maries rank. and for the 12-yard touchdown, they lost the game though. hey high schoolers, why would you want to be a part of this? do you want to be a correspondent? and maybe win the $5,000 scholarship. okay, that's where you need to look. this sunday, will mark six months since gilbert arenas was convicted on drug charges. since then, they have not spoken publicly at all. by order of the commissioner, he won't. placing a gag order on both arenas and the wizards, advising all parties to reframe from speaking about the gun ordeal. as you know in the nba, they caused a freedom of speech, but not in washington. >> he has been a professional. he has worked very hard.
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and he is an outstanding shape. and so, you know, he's doing whatever he needed to do to get back to the level that he is capable of playing at. >> here is the big news. starting next career, new colors. they have chosen the all american red, white, blue. these are the old uniforms. they are starting in 2011. they will rock the red just like the caps. one more season in thed old flu black and gold -- blue, black, and gold and white. >> hopefully it will rub off on them. the other team rocking the red is pretty good in this town. >> that might have been the accomplishment. >> well, that's it for us on 9news now at 6:00. the cbs evening news with katie couric is next. we'll see you at 7:00. have a great night.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. e-tonight, if you have private health insurance or plan to buy it, the rul